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Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

A fantastic honeymoon experience.

First class service, top quality food, amazing luxury 'tents' and the best location.

The wake up call service with fresh coffee and hot chocolate brought to your tent in the early AM before your first game drive is very welcome, as is the regular supply of hot towels to freshen up. This is only topped by the hot water bottle which is waiting for you in your bed as your return in the evening. The little touches make everything really special.

The location is incredible with giraffes and elephants roaming close by (but outside the actual site which is secure behind guarded gates).

The drivers are so knowledgeable and experiences. We named animals and he knew where to go and look for them. I don't think there is an animal we didn't see; we were even fortunate enough to see one of the few black rhinos still in the Mara.

The 'tents' are actually more luxurious than many hotels I've stayed in with lovely furniture, a four poster bed and his and her's sinks.

Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Ask for a tent overlooking the river (if you don't mind listening to it at night).
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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BeutifulKenya64, GOM at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for these special Bouquets. We have posted all of them on the wall of Fame so the Teammembers can see how appreciated they are.
We all look forward to hosting you again soon.
The Mara Intrepids Team

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Every staff member was exceptional, from transfer & greet at the airstrip (a walking distance to entrance of camp), to check in, to front office staff (Suzanne is helpful & informative). Couldn't have asked for a better 1st time safari. Tents are fabulous, and overlook the river (I had #12)..Restaurant staff is friendly and will always address you by name (kudos to my waiter, Tom)....they will remember your preferences and will be there to greet you at each meal. Food was excellent, and as vegetarian, I had choices. Room service/wake up call is prompt and efficient (thank you, John). Don't miss the nightly happy hour and slideshow presentation by Joseph, a Masai, who will update you on the history and culture of the tribes, as well as the wildlife. My guide, Katempo, was fun, knowledgable, and a cautious driver. We saw all big 5 and many more! Could not have asked for a better experience. Love Kenya, love the people...Thank you....Will return again...

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Hello Guest,
Thanks for this special tribute. Mara Intrepids is what it is because of the Associates and we are glad you enjoyed the services they delivered.
They are all elated that you enjoyed and they do invite you to visit again in the near future. Send your friends too.
Good Day.
The Mara Intrepids Team

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Very good Location, convenient to the game park. The room was very nice, facilities and excellent staff. These were three day of wild and lovely staff. We will forever reminisces about our stay at the Mara Intrepids. We will Visit again in the near future.

Room Tip: Corner suites are good and bigger
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Guest,
Indeed we all look forward to your next visit. Your wish will forever remain our command.
Good Day,
The Mara Intrepids Team

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

My husband and I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at this beautiful and extra special tented camp. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful, the best service ever. Dixon, our driver- guide was outstanding. His knowledge of the area and animals is simply amazing. Beautiful property in a great location, our favorite camp!

Room Tip: We loved our tent #3.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Guest,
indeed Mara Intrepids is special. We noticed you had Dixon for a Driver Guide. He has been there for a long time and we feel honored to be his employers.
Now that you mentioned him, his name has been entered in our monthly incentive initiative and he may just win some special award if he turns out the best among equals.
We are so glad you came, you saw and you enjoyed.
The Mara Intrepids Team.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit to Mara Intrepids on the Mara and we had another fantastic holiday. Our twins aged 9 years were keen to see Joseph the Masai tribe and adventurer club leader who kept them entertained for an hour each day. We were lucky enough to stay in the family tent which has 2 double beds and 2 singles plus a seating area, so lots of space for the four of us. We requested Silas to be our guide again as he was so knowledgeable and seemed to have the skill to find and describe almost all types of animals. The food, especially at dinner was delicious and offered a range of dishes that you would find in any five star hotel. All staff were friendly and great with the kids. We have started saving for next year already so we can get to see the elusive rhino.

Stayed: October 2013
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Hello,
Keep saving. Silas will be waiting for you and yes you will see the evasive Rhino. Tom the Chef will do his usual Magic and so will Joseph the Adventurers Chief We are all so exhilarated you came and most important that you made time to post your feedback.
We all look forward to hosting you again soon.
The Mara Intrepids Team

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed 3 nights here as a family of 5 and it could not have been better. Our tent was so comfortable and our safari guide/driver-Silus was amazing-he understood our requirements and his knowledge and understanding of the African animals and environment was outstanding. He went above and beyond what was necessary. Tom our restaurant waiter was just lovely and attending to all of our dining needs and John ensured our tent was comfortable with hot water bottles in our bed each night and a wake up call with coffee and biscuits. Our teenage kids just loved it.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Guest,
We are so honored that we made your stay memorable. The whole team looks forward to hosting you again soon. Do send your friends too.
As the Maasai Say. Ashe Oleng. Meaning Thank You so much.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed at the Mara Intrepids for three nights in early September, 2013. The location was conveniently located near one the airports in the Masai Mara, yet the Intrepids felt very isolated.
This is a great facility, with excellent tents and beautiful landscaping. Our tents (16 and 18) were located above a river--great views and very private.

The food was very good and we had excellent service. Our server, Francis, was a wonderful individual. He was charming, funny and always helpful.

Our driver/guide, Dennis, provided us with an amazing game viewing experience. I truly believe that you cannot find a better guide in the entire Masai Mara. We often found ourselves viewing lions, cheetas, and other animals only a few feet away with no other vehicles in sight.

On our last day, we were priveleged to watch the Great Migration with an action packed river crossing. this was in the morning. In the afternoon we teased Dennis about not seeing a rhino (probably no more than 40-50 in the entire Mara) or a leopard (we hadn't been looking for them). Within minutes of leaving the camp, Dennis took us to a rhino which we watched with one other vehicle. the rhino was out and about at a time of day when it shouldn't have been. We attributed this to Dennis' good luck.

Later that same afternoon, Dennis showed us his skills. He took us to a copse of trees with dense folliage. We waited for over thirty minutes while he scanned the trees, presumably looking for a leopard. Finally he asked us how many zeebras we saw. Huh? He then said look up. After a while, the breeze blew the branches apart and there it was--a dead zeebra high up in the trees. It took another forty minutes before the leopard returned, climbed the tree and began to have dinner.

Bottom line--We can highly recommend the Mara Intrepids and you really must ask for Dennis to be your driver/guide.

By way of comparison, we have stayed at Singita in South Africa and my reviews of other safari camps in Kenya and Tanzania were not this glowing.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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BeutifulKenya64, Group Operations Manager at Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for this review. It epitomizes the environment around the Mara Intrepids and its team members.
As you may know i respond to all postings on this forum and nothing makes me more happy than seeing very good comments flowing.
All the Associates you have mentioned will shortly be getting some recognition notes from the CEO.
We all look forward to you next visits and please send your friends too.
Kind regards,
The Mara Team

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Address: C14 Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 146 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $460 - $702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mara Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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